The Hoosier Lotto jackpot is up to $17 million, and while Powerball recently jumped to fantastic heights, capturing national attention, the game has been quietly growing bigger and bigger, having gone 17 consecutive weeks without a jackpot winner.
With $17 million up for grabs Saturday night, Hoosier Lotto is offering Hoosiers a shot at serious money for just $1. Hoosier Lotto has been rolling and steadily growing larger since it was hit for $10 million in late April when a Vermillion County man by the name of Jack Potts won the jackpot.
The Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. Each fiscal year, the Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to Police and Firefighters’ Pensions, and $30 million to the Teacher’s Retirement Fund. The remainder of Lottery earnings are applied to reduce excise taxes by 50 percent for every Hoosier vehicle owner.